1996 OFC Nations Cup

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1996 OFC Nations Cup
Tournament details
Dates 10 Nov,1995-1 Nov,1996
Teams (from 1 confederation)
Final positions
Champions  Australia (2nd title)
Runners-up  Tahiti
Tournament statistics
Matches played 6
Goals scored 18 (3 per match)
Top scorer(s) Australia Kris Trajanovski (7)

The 1996 OFC Nations Cup was not held as a cohesive tournament, but consisted of semi-finals and a final played on a two-legged basis, stretched out between November 1995 and November 1996.

The four participating teams were Australia and New Zealand who qualified as of right, Solomon Islands who qualified as Melanesia Cup holders, and Tahiti who qualified as Polynesia Cup holders.

The semifinals between Australia and New Zealand was also valid for the 1995 Trans-Tasman Cup.

Qualifying tournaments[edit]

Melanesia Cup 1994[edit]

Results[edit]

  Pld W D L GF GA Pts
 Solomon Islands 4 4 0 0 10 1 12
 Fiji 4 3 0 1 8 4 9
 Papua New Guinea 4 1 1 2 2 4 4
 New Caledonia 4 1 0 3 5 9 3
 Vanuatu 4 0 1 3 5 12 1

Solomon Islands qualified.

Polynesia Cup 1994[edit]

Results[edit]

  Pld W D L GF GA Pts
 Tahiti 3 3 0 0 10 1 9
 Tonga 3 1 1 1 4 4 4
 Samoa 3 1 1 1 5 10 4
 American Samoa 3 0 0 3 3 7 0

Tahiti qualified.

Final tournament[edit]

Semi-final[edit]

1995-11-10
New Zealand  0 – 0  Australia
Queen Elizabeth II Park, Christchurch
Attendance: 8,000
Referee: Barry Tasker (NZL)
1995-11-15
Australia  3 – 0  New Zealand
Damian Mori 33'
Paul Wade 45' pen
Joe Spiteri 51'
Breakers Stadium, Newcastle
Attendance: 8,858
Referee: Simon Micallef (AUS)

Australia won 3–0 on aggregate


1995-11-17
Solomon Islands  0 – 1  Tahiti
Jean-Loup Rousseau 72'
Lawson Tama Stadium, Honiara
Attendance: 15,000
Referee: Intaz Shah (FIJ)
1996-05-11
Tahiti  2 – 1  Solomon Islands
Jean-Loup Rousseau 46'
Macha Gatien 88'
Robert Seni 81'
Stade Pater, Papeete
Attendance: 15,000
Referee: Derek Rugg (NZL)

Tahiti won 3–1 on aggregate

Final round[edit]

1996-10-27
Tahiti  0 – 6  Australia
Ernie Tapai 5'
Paul Trimboli 20'
Kris Trajanovski 25', 28', 44', 89'
Olympic Stadium, Papeete
Attendance: 5,000
Referee: Barry Tasker (NZL)
1996-11-01
Australia  5 – 0  Tahiti
Robbie Hooker 11'
Kris Trajanovski 21', 36', 54'
Rupena Raumati 31' (og)
Bruce Stadium, Canberra
Attendance: 9,421
Referee: Intaz Shah (Fiji)

Australia won 11–0 on aggregate

References[edit]

  • RSSF. Accessed 21 February 2010.